So, overdue for a poem

Workplace Blues

I feel kicked in the teeth as I walk in the door

My demeanor changes and my voice loses its cuteness

I weep while preparing for my monotonous call

I wake up exclaiming thanks to God for a new day but

I enter the building of dread and despair feeling less than

Beat down by words of disapproval

Making someone else have pockets busting to be sewn

All the while I am counting out meager savings

And hoping and praying to toil anywhere but here

No longer golden, mistreated for reasons unknown

What hurts is, I try and give too many hours to this hell

Caring so much for a wage not close to my value

I am strong but I am weary from the fight

I am smart but feel dumbed down with monotony

Spending ridiculous hours minutes and milliseconds

I will never get them back, priceless time discarded

This adulting thing never has felt right

I am a go-getter, but deplore usual ways of funding a life

The answer now is not walking out, but is all I can fathom

I have to will myself to stay and keep my chin up

This too shall pass, the good Lord says

At this very moment, benefits and bills paid are not enough

I don’t know how long I can withstand scrutiny

Misunderstood and discarded is not my story

I will prevail, but when and where and how?

I am praying a miracle situation will sweep me away

A creative environment that fosters decency

And a little tiny speck of appreciation

I can’t do this much longer, so I can only believe

A sweet victory will come upon me like a breeze

It will whip in and I will step into it, never to return

Only to prevail in the greatness trapped within…

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Published by Simply Dee In D.C.

I have tons of education and don't use it! I am non-traditional and traditional rolled into one person. I am a Christian, but need work! I am conservative fiscally, but I could care less who someone marries. My favorite things to do are: hang out with my kid, watch movies, read, write, sing, dance, love, live life to the fullest! I love: my kid, my cat, my guy, God, rain, chocolate, Christmas, friends, cats, animals in general, honesty, avocados, love, Hallmark channel, iced coffee, Harry Potter, NYC, England, Italy, D.C., Paris and autumn.

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